Vivian Levy is Chief of Infectious Diseases at San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC), San Mateo County’s safety net hospital and clinic system in northern California since 2015 and the County’s STD Control Officer since 2006. San Mateo County has 760,000 persons and connects the urban centers of San Francisco and San Jose, California.
Dr. Levy leads Stanford’s Internal Medicine outpatient Infectious Diseases rotation for Internal Medicine residents. She has served 2 terms as president of the California STD/HIV Controllers Association. From 2004-2008, she was the medical officer for the Chemoprophylaxis for HIV prevention in men study in Lima, Peru.
In 2020, she was the San Mateo Medical Center site investigator for the Expanded Access Treatment Protocol: Remdesivir for the Treatment of SARS-CoV2 Infection. She began SMMC patient recruitment for Stanford outpatient COVID studies July 2020 with the goal of increasing historically underrepresented populations participation and access in COVID outpatient treatment trials.
She has an undergraduate degree from Brown University (1989,) an MD from Rush University Medical College in Chicago (1994,) completed internship in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago (1995) Internal Medicine residency at Northwestern University (1997) and an Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine fellowship at Stanford University (2000-2004.)